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Best gift shops: Park Slope

Find out where to shop for gifts in this Brooklyn neighborhood.

Photograph: Jeffery Gurwin
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

Critics' picks

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

After opening its doors in 2007, this popular shop relocates from Boerum Hill to a Park Slope storefront that’s more than twice the size. Owner Ann Cantrell carefully selects quirky household items, such as Mason Shaker cocktail shakers ($35) shaped like the iconic jar, Paisley Tree Press mullet-emblazoned coasters (eight for $15) and Bob’s Your Uncle vinyl collection puzzles ($27). Nostalgic foodies will adore Donkey cassette-tape–shaped cookie cutters ($16), while dog lovers can pick up Loopies woven dog cigars ($10).

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Cog & Pearl

Conceived by partners Kristin Overson and Seth Walter in the back of a cab, this bright, airy Brooklyn institution offers a multitude of handmade works. You’ll find an assortment of enviable loot from up-and-coming local designers such as gift tags by Sesame Letterpress ($1); silk-screened ties from Cyberoptic ($36); and Nerdbots' one-of-a-kind robot figurines made from discarded scrap material ($185-$300).

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Homebody Boutique

Dorothy was right: There’s no place like home—especially when your pad is decorated with hip trimmings by indie artists. This Park Slope boutique sells a whole mess of oddities to enhance the domestic life. Dinnerware, papers and stationary, wall hardware and more are all handcrafted, so you know you're getting something unique that you can treasure.

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Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

This mysterious shop—where you can buy such novelties as capes, X-ray goggles and gallon tins of immortality—is actually a front (and money-earner) for the nonprofit 826NYC, a kids' writing, tutoring and publishing center (a chapter of the San Francisco outfit founded by novelist Dave Eggers), hidden behind a concealed door.

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Brooklyn Mercantile

Escape the euro and still surprise your loved ones with fresh-from-Paris goodies thanks to this cozy home shop. Snag French table runners (from $45), vintage ticking pillows ($100–$150), Palais des Thès tea samplers ($76) and Côté Bastide soaps ($26–$60). For patriotic types, martini shakers ($48–$55) support the all-American ritual of cocktail hour.

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Comments

2 comments
Magdalena R
Magdalena R

Some of the shops  in your " Best brooklyn shops" are permanently out of business. Your info is misleading and upsetting, Please update, it's frustrating to go to a shop you advertise to not find it. Thank you.

Magdalena R
Magdalena R

some stores are out of business and permanently closed, please update your information, it's frustrating to go to a shop you advertise to not find it, Thank you.